1:10 pm
September 12

Rangers @ Marlins – Game 1

Who will WIN this matchup?

Texas Rangers (60-79)

@ Miami Marlins (57-82)


Starting Pitchers:

Otto (TEX): 6-8; 4.80 ERA

Rogers (MIA) 4-11; 5.51 ERA


Current odds:

Texas Rangers: (+103)

Miami Marlins: (-120)


The starting line-up for the Rangers for game 1 of the double header is as follows:


The starting line-up for the Marlins for game 1 of the double header is as follows:

The Marlins’ pitching staff will be shorthanded on Monday when Miami plays host to the Texas Rangers for a day-night doubleheader. In two straight games, the Marlins (57-82) have had starting pitchers knocked out in the fourth inning. Pablo Lopez had the early exit on Saturday before Jesus Luzardo was unable to work deep into Sunday’s contest as Miami dropped back-to-back games against the Mets. That means the Marlins will have a tired bullpen for Monday’s twin bill.

Meanwhile, the staff for the Rangers (60-79) will likely be more well-rested after Martin Perez went six innings on Sunday, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 to snap Texas’ three-game losing streak. But Texas relievers had to cover six innings in an 11-7 loss to Toronto on Saturday.

In addition, the Rangers had to fly from Arlington, Texas, to Miami with no off day. Then, the Rangers will fly back home to start a series against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

The Rangers are hoping to get production from second baseman Marcus Semien on Monday. He just had his 22-game on-base streak snapped, so he’ll be looking to start a new run in the series opener.

Texas will start right-hander Glenn Otto (6-8, 4.80 ERA) in the first game of the doubleheader. The Marlins will counter with lefty Trevor Rogers (4-11, 5.51).

Otto has established himself in the majors this year after going 0-3 with a 9.26 ERA in six starts in 2021.This year, the Rangers have won five of Otto’s last six starts. However, this will be his first time facing the Marlins.

For the Marlins, neither Rogers nor Garrett has ever faced the Rangers. Rogers, 24, has made 53 starts in the major leagues, but has regressed this year compared to last season, when he went 7-8 with a 2.64 ERA in 25 starts. Rogers has lost his last five decisions.

StreakSmarter Pick
Miami Marlins